Your business’ secret weapon

SMS Short numbers and keywords

We’re giving away keywords throughout August, so give us a call on +44 (0)1244 752 299 to claim yours for one month before 31st August. Here’s everything you need to know about keywords and short numbers to make sure you use yours to its full potential.

Short numbers and keywords are dynamic tools, complementary to any style and size of business. No doubt you will have seen these on TV, at train stations and even on passing traffic, asking you to text a simple word to a five-digit number. In the past, these types of numbers have gained a reputation of being costly to the end user. However, at Textlocal we only operate non-premium numbers, meaning that your customers will only be charged their standard network rate at a maximum! We can also supply free text short codes, which are completely free for your customers to text in to.

How other businesses use keywords

One of the great things about keywords is that just about any type of content that can be included in your auto responses, such as menus, YouTube links, maps, price lists and much more! Your customers and contacts get the information they need directly to their handset, in seconds, while you can retain their mobile number for future marketing or communications. Here are a few simple examples of how some of our customers use keywords:

  • Sending fitness class time tables to new and existing members
  • Publishing event details to interested customers
  • Advising of traffic or parking information on event days
  • Reminding residents of bin collections or other schedules
  • Confirming term dates and key school events
  • Sending account balances direct to customers’ phones

To see auto responses in action, text EXPLORE to 60777 and we’ll send you three examples!

Short number example

What Greenpeace did

Short number example

Greenpeace is currently running a text campaign to petition the Mayor of London over his clean air policy. Tube users are invited to text AIR to a short number to register their support.

Short number example

Support for you

Our handy ‘How To’ PDF is your step-by-step guide to setting your keyword and creating the auto responses that will engage your customers and help to grow your contact list.

Download how to guide

Terms and conditions of offer

  • Only one free keyword per account
  • Free keyword can only be applied to account under email address that the offer email was sent to
  • Keyword must be available on either 60777 or 66777
  • Keyword must be claimed by 31/08/2016
  • One month after activation, the keyword is renewable at £25 a month. If it’s not renewed the keyword will expire one month after activation date
  • No set up fee will be charged
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